The Mindful Dietitian

The Mindful Dietitian with Megan Bray

September 6, 2017

Megan Bray, APD on practice-based evidence in Eating Disorders, the Clinician's lived experience and how we can all contribute to equitable care.

Please join me as I speak with the immensely passionate Megan Bray of Food Mind Body Queensland. As a registered dietitian and trainer, Megan supports eating disorders recoveries through a diet-free and body positive approach, whilst also using her own lived experience to reduce shame and support her clients through compassion and empathy.

Here Megan shares:


  • Her journey to Prague for the June 2017 International Conference on Eating Disorders and importance of bringing the community together for ‘rich discussions’ to improve client approaches and recovery
  • The focus on diagnoses; we need to shift towards an individualised approach
  • Looking outside the manualised approach; Practise Based Evidence and how the theory can be applied
  • Her lived eating disorder recovery experience and why it’s important to see a dietitian during recovery
  • How sharing your own shame and vulnerabilities can creates a supportive, trusting environment and reduce client’s expectation of judgment



  • Advice for Dietetic/Nutrition students who are recovering or have an Eating Disorder
  • The emphasis on mentoring and supervision
  • Why we need practitioners to stop engaging in disordered eating behaviours



  • How ‘labels’ and ‘numbers’ can hinder recovery and how some behaviours need to be acknowledged as simply ‘human’
  • The power of images/photos and the feminist and body positive movement in opening our mind to size diversity and building self-worth.


As discussed in the podcast:

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